Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini and Long Now Foundation director Alexander Rose discuss the need to slow down and think long term in a culture that increasingly demands us to live at a frenetic pace.
Shireen Pasha is an artist and filmmaker who most recently directed and produced What is time, my love? - a documentary questioning our human concept of time and its effect on the decisions we make, the policies we support, and the politics we play, set in post-tsunami Sri Lanka.
She previously worked as Program Director for the Asia Society (Northern California), as a business analyst in the private sector, and as an Import Policy Analyst and International Trade Analyst for the US Department of Commerce.
Born in Tokyo of parents from the Brahmaputra-Ganges delta, she holds a dual degree in Economics and International Studies with a minor in French from George Mason University. She has a variety of voluntary participation in the performing arts.
Carlo Petrini founded the International Slow Food Movement in 1989. He first came to prominence in the 1980s for taking part in a campaign against the fast food chain McDonald's opening by the Spanish Steps in Rome
He is an editor of multiple publications at the publishing house Slow Food Editore and writes several weekly columns for La Stampa. He was one of Time Magazine's heroes of 2004.
As the director of the Long Now Foundation, Alexander Rose has facilitated projects such as the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, the Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Rose shares several design patents on the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, the first prototype of which is in the Science Museum of London.
Hired as the first employee of the foundation in February of 1997, Rose has been an artist in residence at Silicon Graphics Inc., a project manager for Shamrock Communications, and a founding partner of Inertia Labs. Rose attended the Art Center College of Design and graduated with a bachelor of arts honors degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Design in 1995.
Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini describes how our relationship with food has become so schizophrenic that we place high value on some parts of food culture while at the same time abusing food in many ways.